Water samples often contain a high diversity of microbes, including bacteria or archaea. Our team has experience working with various microbes from filtered water samples. We have provided a protocol prepared by Dr. Steven Hallam’s lab that outlines small volume filtration of water samples. This protocol is outlined for seawater samples but can be used for any type of water sample.
Prepare your samples using the water filtration procedure outlined in the link above. For your convenience, these steps are demonstrated in a video as well as in written format.